Interpol hunt stolen cars in Malawi: Mphwiyo cars suspected to be ‘hot’

International Criminal Police Organisation(Interpol) with Malawi Police Service officers have joined the hunt for stolen vehicles smuggled into the country with former Budget Director Paul Mphwiyo, whose shooting on 13 September 2013 led to the unravelling of the systematic looting of millions of government money dubbed ‘cashgate’, has had his two cars checked.

Mphwiyo cars on Interpol list: Packed at MRA offices

Mphwiyo cars on Interpol list: Packed at MRA offices

In their operation, Interpol will fan out across the country, mounting random checkpoints on major Malawi roads and stopping vehicles they suspect to have been stolen.

The international police team have so far visited Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) offices to inspect the two – a silver Mercedes Benz registration ZA 361 and an unregistered black 4 Matic GL 500 – which the body impounded in November last year, suspected to have been stolen from South Africa.

Deputy National police spokesperson, Mable Nkhata, confirmed the Interpol operation, saying the “vehicles are suspected to have been stolen from South Africa”

The Interpol operation is said not be targeting at Mphwiyo as most of the “high end” vehicles belong to the senior members of government, high profile politicians and businessmen.

Mphwiyo and his wife Thandizo were recently arrested by the Anti-Corruption Bureau on charges of theft, money laundering amounting to K2.1 billion and obstructing the course of justice.

They are currently both out on bail.

The former budget director is also a principal state witness in his attempted murder case where five people including former Justice Minister Ralph Kasambara are answering an attempted murder charge

Mphwiyo’s shooting unravelled ‘cashgate’ and the resultant discovery that up to US $30 million was minted from the government payment system, where politicians and businessmen colluded with civil servants for payments for goods and services not rendered to government.

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freespch
Guest

Afa uyu zachulukitsa. Tisamathamangire moyo ndi pangono pangono..

ujeni
Guest

Do you people understand what Interpol stands for? If you bought a car from RSA who knows it might be a stolen car was sold to you. Dont justify this by bringing Mozambique and Zambia and that is false

max ajida
Guest
I don’t understand these guys “interpol”. For a person to take a car out of South Africa is a long process. You take your car papers to police stations to check if the car isn’t a stolen one and even to traffic offices and even at the boarder they check authenticity of papers. Then they allow the car to be out their country. Alll this process why they come say they’re looking for stolen cars. Our government must demand refund before they take these cars out. It is the work of corrupt South African police that rob innocent Malawians as… Read more »
Zagwa
Guest

What’s there not to understand about Interpol? Your accomplices who steal cars in the RSA forge and bypass these papers you are talking about and smuggle out these cars for you wannabes to buy at cheap prices in Malawi and you still do not understand that? Are you not surprised that a brand new car is costing a quarter of its actual value? Ndinu Akuba akulu! Kufuna kukwela galimoto yoti nthawi yanu sinakwane! Wait till you buy one from a crime scene where someone was murdered… Mudzaona polekela….udolo wachimidzimidzi!

ShameMalawiGvt
Guest

MALAWI POLICE, I CANNOT UNDERSTAND YOU PLEASE WITH YOUR SOUTH AFRICAN COUNTERPART. DONT YOU KNOW THAT THESE ARE THIEVES FROM SOUTH AFRICA???? ABALE ABALE KUGONA MALAWI GOVERNMENT.GO TO ZAMBIA AND SEE HOW THESE YOU CALL INTERPOL BEING CHASED.

Viny
Guest

Ofuna kupeza galimoto la hot amalengeza? Tabisa kaya.. Mulibe nzeru etI?/?

samarakwa
Guest

Go to Congo most of the vehicles there are hot but you will never hear that interpol what ever you may call it is busy hunting the stolen vehicles from South Africa why only MALAWI?wake up my people,if you can drive a Japan vehicle in RSA it will easly been stole and I have ever hear that there is Malawi Interpol in South Africa be careful

NN450
Guest

Is my car stolen

ujeni
Guest

Some people need alot of schooling on these posts. Mphwiyo did not steal the cars but he may have bought stolen cars. The question is how did he acquire the vehicles and from whom? Mwamvano mbuli mwachuluka mdzikoli

njolomachipilingu
Guest

Zambia and Mozambique banned these Interpool fools because they discovered that 99.9 percent of these cars are not stolen but there is an arrangement whereby South Africans conive with thieves to make the Authorities ie the police believe that there cars have been stolen so that they end up claiming huge sums of money from insurance companies.Remember its so easy and common to buy an expensive car on loan thete, get it stolen and claim cash.At the end of the day Malawians loose.Thats why these Interpool guys have been told to get lost in Zambia and Mozambique.

Ngwenyama
Guest

Zopusa zimenezo sizingachitike ku mozambiq amawawuzilatu kuti zopusa zawozo ku moshico ayi ,bwanji boma lathu ku mbwambwana ? Ndani angatulutse yekha galimoto mu R S A opanda eniakewo kuthandizapo tachangamukani aMalawi

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